July 8, 2020
cabin on Alaskan coast

Achieving health equity requires adaptive leadership, especially during emergencies.

In the July session of Hot Topics in Practice, Anne Zink, Chief Medical Officer for the Alaska Department of Health and Social Services, shares her perspective for addressing the COVID-19 crisis in the face of existing geographic, cultural, and economic challenges in the country’s largest state.

This one-hour webinar will review how Alaska’s public health and health care systems are responding to the second wave of COVID-19 cases to distribute resources more equitably and minimize the impacts on small, remote communities. Dr. Zink will also share strategies for partnering and communicating common values within different cultural contexts to collaboratively support health.

This presentation includes a conversation with Dr. Robert Onders from the Alaska Native Tribal Health Consortium about how the state’s American Indian and Alaska Native populations are leading in their own communities and using strategies from past pandemics to survive and thrive.

Register today to learn about equity-focused leadership skills for the COVID-19 crisis.

Public Health Leadership in Times of Crisis

Date: July 29, 2020, 1:00 to 2:00 p.m. (Pacific)

Intended Audiences

Local, state, and tribal public health professionals; leaders and administrators


Anne Zink, MD, Chief Medical Officer, Alaska Department of Health and Social Services

Robert Onders, MD, Medical Director, Alaska Native Tribal Health Consortium

About Hot Topics in Practice

Hot Topics in Practice is a monthly webinar forum to discuss issues affecting public health practice.